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Baked Quesadillas Recipe

Baked Quesadillas

Meal prep your quesadilla in the oven or air fryer with this easy Baked Quesadillas recipe! Made with simple ingredients and high in protein.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked quesadillas, healthy quesadillas, quesadillas
Servings: 2 Slices
Calories: 276kcal
Cost: $1

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tortilla - I like Whole Wheat
  • ¾ Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Mexican Cheese - or Other Cheese
  • 3 Ounces Protein - Your Choice! Shrimp, Cooked Lean Ground Beef or Turkey, Canned Tuna or Chicken, Packaged, Rotisserie Chicken, etc
  • 30 g Black Beans - Drained & Rinsed (or Other Beans)
  • 30 g Bell Pepper - Various Colors (or Other Vegetables)
  • 60 g Salsa - Your Choice Heat

Instructions

Oven

  • Cook your Protein (if needed)
  • Chop up your Bell Pepper(s)
  • Take out a baking sheet (optionally lined) and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Place however many Tortillas you're making onto it
  • Add ½ of your Mexican Cheese onto one side of your Tortilla
  • Follow with your cooked Protein, Black Beans, Bell Pepper(s), Salsa, and the rest of your Mexican Cheese
  • Fold your Tortilla over and press it down to lock everything in
  • Coat or brush the top of your Tortilla with some Olive Oil
  • Bake your quesadillas on 425F/218C for 7-8 minutes
  • Flip it/them over and optionally hit that side with a little olive oil
  • Bake for an additional 7-8 minutes on 425F/218C

Air Fryer

  • Cook your Protein (if needed)
  • Chop up your Bell Pepper(s)
  • Take out your air fryer baking sheet (optionally lined) and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Place your Tortilla onto it
  • Add ½ of your Mexican Cheese onto one side of your Tortilla
  • Follow with your cooked Protein, Black Beans, Bell Pepper(s), Salsa, and the rest of your Mexican Cheese
  • Fold your Tortilla over and press it down to lock everything in
  • Coat or brush the top of your Tortilla with some Olive Oil
  • Air fry your quesadillas on 350F/176C for 4-5 minutes
  • Flip it over and optionally hit that side with a little olive oil
  • Air fryer for an additional 4-5 minutes on 350F/176C

Video

Notes

Top it with some plain Greek yogurt!
Calories in the WHOLE recipe with Rotisserie Chicken:
  • Calories: 553
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 605mg
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 42g
 
Calories in each 1/2 Quesadilla with Rotisserie Chicken:
  • Calories: 276
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Sodium: 302.5mg
  • Carbs: 15.5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Protein: 21g

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Sodium: 302.5mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1.5g